Dialysis Is Not Associated with Increased Risk of Perioperative Complications in TKA Patients after Adjusting for Pertinent Confounders
This study aims to fill in that void. The present study compares lengths of stay, discharge status, and 30-day outcomes between dialysis-dependent TKA recipients and a matched cohort of nondialysis dependent TKA recipients. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify the study cohorts. Patients were propensity score matched based on patient-specific demographic variables, preoperative functional status, and preoperative laboratory values. Generalized regression models were conducted to assess the effects of dialysis dependency on perioperative outcomes. Dialysis dependent patients demonstrated longer mean lengths of stay (+1.14) and a lower likelihood for home discharge (odds ratio [OR] = 0.503). There was no increased risk of 30-day complications in dialysis dependent TKA patients. Our findings demonstrate no increased risk of 30-day complications after TKA when adjusting for pertinent confounders. This suggests TKA is safe for well optimized dialysis dependent patients prior to surgery. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
We report two cases that presented with unexplained acute renal failure and hyperuricemia and were subsequently diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The patients improved with conservative therapy without the need for dialysis. Case 1 is the youngest case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome reported to date, and Case 2 presented with spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome without hyperleukocytosis. PMID: 31011405 [PubMed]
DiscussionThe mortality in the medium and long term of these patients was very high, much higher than that observed in patients undergoing the same procedure not on dialysis. The review is exceptional, and the functional evaluation of the few living patients shows poor clinical–radiological results.ResumenObjetivoEvaluar la incidencia de mortalidad, revisión y valoración funcional en la artroplastia de cadera en pacientes dializados en Uruguay.MétodosSe realizó un estudio observacional analítico de una cohorte histórica de artroplastias de cadera en pacientes con enfermedad r...
This study evaluated the effects of HIV infection on nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcal peritonitis, and catheter infection rates in patients with end-stage renal failure managed with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). METHODS: Sixty HIV-positive and 59 HIV-negative CAPD patients were enrolled and followed up for up to 18 months. S. aureus nasal carriage (detected by nasal swab culture), Staphylococcal peritonitis (diagnosed by clinical presentation, and CAPD effluent Staphylococcal culture and white blood cell count ≥100 cells/µL), and catheter infections (including ...
Authors: Ito Y, Tawada M, Yuasa H, Ryuzaki M Abstract BACKGROUND: The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy established 14 clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for various fields of renal replacement therapy. About 10 years have passed since the previous peritoneal dialysis (PD) guidelines were established. We commenced the establishment of new PD guidelines in 2016. Recently, the methods for development of CPGs have changed dramatically. SUMMARY: The previous guidelines were described in a textbook-like format. However, these kinds of guidelines no longer meet the definition of CPGs as defined by the National A...
Conclusion: ESRF patients who undergo THR experience improvements in functional outcome regardless of transplant status. There was no significant difference in postoperative functional outcomes between the two groups of patients, but patients with renal transplants are less likely to experience postoperative complications and have better survival.
In this study, we investigated the genetic contribution to renal disease in Tiwi Islanders by conducting a GWAS, in which associations were tested between SNP genetic variants and single measure ACR levels. A number of nominally significantly associated SNPs were identified. These SNPs did not reach genome wide significance, probably due to the small sample size. The top eight SNPs were re-tested for association in a separately collected cohort from the same population. Four of these SNPs were significantly associated with ACR in the replication sample (p
CONCLUSIONS: Data mining analyses can help identify effective features of patient survival after liver transplant and build models with equal or higher performance than Cox regression. The order of influential factors identified with the machine-learning model was close to clinical experiments. PMID: 30968757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated that a high NLR was associated with poor renal outcomes, suggesting that NLR may be a useful marker for prognostic prediction in patients with CKD. PMID: 30942116 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Compared with healthy Chinese subjects, patients with renal failure had a higher Cmax and AUC0-24h, slightly prolonged time to Cmax (tmax) after administration of the same dose of cinacalcet. On HD treatment day, variation trends of iPTH in Chinese patients and healthy subjects were similar and significantly different from that on the HDF treatment day. Considering the high protein binding rate of cinacalcet, this may lead to the great free-drug clearance during HDF treatment. . PMID: 30935461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: This case shows that renal recovery in AL amyloidosis may be possible and also highlights the importance of continued therapy in order to achieve clonal response and recovery of organ function. . PMID: 30935458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]